Couldn't find an "official" thread for this movie, so I thought I'd start one. It looks like the worldwide trailer has just been released this week - there's a link from the main Golden Compass movie Web site: http://www.goldencompassmovie.com I have to say that I'm a huge fan of the books (The Golden Compass (Northern Lights), The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass), but the latest bits of dialogue from the trailer have given me pause for concern. All references to the Alethiometer that appeared in the previous teaser trailer and ComiCon preview seem to have been changed to "golden compass," the implication is now that Mrs. Coulter is running the Magesterium whereas it was previously her running the Gobblers, and in general the whole Dust phenomenon seems to be more and more downplayed in favor of the Magesterium attempting to control other worlds. I trust New Line, but the movie has also swapped directors and writers more times than a keychain party - if it does well, there are plans to film The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass back-to-back. But I'm starting to be very concerned that the qualities of the books and story arc that made them most rich are being glossed over - I suppose that's Hollywood. In many regards, I'm hoping New Line doesn't bungle this movie, since to me these books are even better than the Harry Potter series but don't have as much exposure (well, at least here in the States).